Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen was the first book we ever covered on the Barely Bookish podcast!
I was joined by Amanda Faye, who is also an avid lover of Pride and Prejudice.
If you want to listen to all the episodes where we do an in-depth analysis of Pride and Prejudice and you can watch me slowly fall in love with the characters and Jane Austen’s writing, you can listen to the Barely Bookish podcast!
Barely Bookish is a book podcast where Rachel reads through classic literature and modern classics to see if they hold up to modern readers. In this, Rachel and a guest take deep dives into the novels you know and love, making it perfect for people who have read these books in school or those who have never read them before. New episodes come out every Wednesday.
This is the very first episode of the Barely Bookish podcast! I am joined by a wonderful author named Amanda Faye who is absolutely obsessed with Pride and Prejudice. So, whether you’re new to this book like me or you’ve already deep-dived into it like Amanda, come and enjoy this amazing book with us.
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Pride and Prejudice Family Tree and Relationships
This family tree does contain spoilers, so if you want to avoid book spoilers, do not scroll any further.
I will also list the families for anyone struggling to read the image. Again, spoiler warning.
Let’s start with the Bennet family. We have the father, Mr. Bennet, and the mother, Mrs. Bennet. Their daughters include Jane Bennet, Elizabeth Bennet (Lizzy Bennet), Mary Bennet, Kitty Bennet, and Lydia Bennet.
The Bennet family also has a distant cousin, Mr. Collins, who ends up settling for Charlotte Lucas after trying to marry Jane or Elizabeth Bennet and moves her closer to his benefactor Lady Catherine de Bourgh.
Lady Catherine de Bourgh is the mother to Anne de Bourgh as well as the aunt to Fitzwilliam Darcy and Georgiana Darcy. Their parents promised Anne to Darcy and had a tenuous marriage planned prior to Mr. Darcy falling in love and marrying Elizabeth Bennet.
Georgiana Darcy was also tricked into being stolen away by George Wickham before Darcy swoops into the rescue. Sometime later, George Wickham comes into town again, flirts with Elizabeth Bennet, and then ends up marrying Elizabeth Bennet’s sister, Lydia.
We also have the Bingley family, which includes Charles Bingley, Caroline Bingley, and Mrs. Hurst. Charles Bingley is friends with Fitzwilliam Darcy and ends up marrying Jane Bennet.
While Jane Austen’s works can take some time to get into, they are well worth the read in my opinion. I love these stories and I hope you’ll enjoy them as well. I also read Sense and Sensibility, so make sure to give that a listen if you haven’t yet.